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Adding medical cover for Silicosis to your travel insurance

Silicosis is a long-term lung disease (pneumoconiosis) caused by inhaling large amounts of crystalline silica dust, usually over many years. Certain industries have a higher risk of Silicosis such as stone masonry, construction, demolition, mining and quarrying, pottery, ceramics and glass manufacturing and sandblasting. There's no cure for silicosis, as the lung damage cannot be reversed. Instead, treatment is there to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. It is also important to include on your travel insurance if you want to have any medical cover especially as it can be the cause of other conditions, complications and problems. Add medical cover by declaring any pre-existing medical conditions on our system, include Silicosis and any related conditions. We've made it easy, all you need to do is search for silicosis when asked to add conditions, then answer the related questions. Make sure you don't forget to add any other conditions you may have and we will then be able to provide a selection of travel insurance quotes to meet your medical needs. When travelling in Europe it is currently also important that you make sure you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

What does adding Silicosis to your travel insurance cover?

Travel insurance policies that cover medical conditions including Silicosis will cover you if you have any complications relating to your condition, or any related or other added conditions, whilst you are on holiday. Whilst abroad you will also have to access a 24-hour emergency medical assistance helpline, with operators fluent in many languages who can speak to medical staff for you. The medical expenses section of a policy also commonly covers additional expenses such as ambulance and hospital admission costs, and repatriation to the UK should it be required. Another aspect included is that you will also get cover for cancellation meaning that if you were deemed unable to travel before your holiday, for reasons relating to your Silicosis, any linked conditions or any other declared pre-existing medical conditions, you would be entitled to make a claim.

How can you get medical travel insurance to cover Silicosis?

We have a simple screening process that makes it easy to compare travel insurance policies to cover Silicosis, any related conditions or even other unrelated medical conditions you might have. When applying for a quote we ask some questions about your trip that will include questions about your medical health. Afterwards, you will be able to add conditions, each condition has some questions of its own to answer such as any related conditions you may have, whether it has interfered with your activities or daily living, and about any treatments or surgeries you have had or are currently undertaking. With these answers, we will be able to assess your current health situation and should be able to provide you with Silicosis travel insurance quotes that have the cover that you want and need.

For further information and advice on travelling with Silicosis, you may find the links at the below helpful.

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In need of assistance?

Our medical travel insurance team are ready to provide you with assistance regarding your quote. If you would prefer to talk to an advisor to receive a quote or have a query please contact our UK based customer service team. Find out details on our contact us page.


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